Presses On 

He wants to leave, to desert it all. The hurt. The disappointment. It’s all too much to handle. He wants it all to end. The nights are endless. He won’t be happy until the present is in his past, until the hard times are in the rear view. He wants so bad to run, to run away. But he doesn’t. He presses on, he presses on. He was so weak until he fell on his knees. With renewed strength, he presses on. 

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Believe

I believe in God.  I believe that He sent Jesus to forgive us of our sins and set us free. I believe that we are loved more than we could ever imagine. I believe that the Bible is God’s Word and it is meant as our guide. I believe this because I know that it is true. I know that there are a lot of people that don’t believe. They believe in a lot of other things, just not that. Maybe they do know that God is real, and that He is out there somewhere, but it doesn’t affect their everyday life. Maybe you think that there will be time later to figure that out. This life is short. Things don’t last. We could be here for 70, maybe 90 years if we are lucky.  By that point we have lost so much. Our strength, our balance, our health and many times our memories. We race through life and then hit the end. And everything is gone. Everything is gone. What is the next step? Do you believe that there is a heaven? How about a hell? Maybe you read the Bible but never really understood it. Maybe you were hurt by a Christian so you decided to have nothing to do with it. Maybe so many bad things happened to you and to those that you love that you decide that Christianity isn’t for you. But what happens when you die? Where do you go? Maybe there is more to believing in God than just knowing that He may exist. We all need to make the decision on whether we will accept Him. What is your decision? Don’t be passive about it. If you don’t understand what it means to accept God as your Lord and Savior, then get information on it. If you don’t understand the Bible, go to someone who does and ask for some clarity. Decide to forgive the person who hurt you, because being a Christian doesn’t make a person perfect, not even close. Do not make assumptions about what is means to have a relationship with God. Do not make assumptions about God. Dig into it. Learn. Make an educated decision. Decide. I decided to believe. Best decision of my life.

Comforted

Lord you have come. I have felt your presence in this hard time. The confusion and pain slowly become bearable as I am filled with Your presence. You have given me peace. I trust that You will lead me through this. This night will end and the sun will come up. But until then, I rest. I rest in the fact that God holds me in His hand. I rest in the fact that He loves me more than I could ever imagine. I am comforted.

A few of my favorites

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares The Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.”

1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

1 John 4:19 “We love because He first loved us.”

John 10:28 “I give them eternal life, the will never be lost, and no one will snatch the, out of My hand.”

Psalms 3:3 “But You, O Lord, are a shield around me; You are my glory, the One who holds my head high.”